Delta Film Topper

Jennifer McKee – Teacher Coordinator or the Delta Film Production and Acting Academies

Jennifer earned her teaching degree in 2013 and has come equipped with the enthusiasm, patience, and savvy required to lead our eclectic group of instructors and students at the Delta Film Academy. No stranger to performance herself (with a BFA in Theatre from SFU) Jennifer understands the needs and demands of a creative industry. We couldn’t be happier to have Jennifer guiding the way and creatively implementing space for the Academy to flourish and grow.   Jennifer is currently on maternity leave.

Garnet Campbell – Instructor for the Film Production Academy

With more than 15 years of hands-on experience in media production, Garnet Campbell is highly equipped to teach students tangible and relevant film production skills. As an independent filmmaker himself, his knowledge extends to cinematography, lighting, sound and post-production skills. Garnet’s passion for storytelling is evident in the enthusiasm with which he leads the class, encouraging students to explore their creativity while taking their skills to new heights.

Sandra Almond – Instructor for the Film Production Academy

Sandra began her visual effects journey working for George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic in 1990. Since then she has worked as a Visual Effects Producer, helping pioneer Vancouver’s now flourishing VFX industry. She has worked on many notable films including “I Robot”. “The Santa Clause 2”, “Miracle” and many more. Sandra’s invaluable producing and coordinating skills make her an integral part of the Film Production Academy as she continues to instruct and mentor our students.

Jason Mills – Instructor for the Film Production Academy

Jason Mills is an avid independent filmmaker from Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in Southampton, England and at the age of 12, made his transition to Vancouver. Jason was always interested in filmmaking from an early age. He produced homemade short films with his friends for fun, and eventually realized he had a strong passion for the arts. It was during his high school English class where he produced a movie instead of a written assignment, that he immersed himself in the world of film. At the young age of 23, Jason made his first feature film, “They Came from the Attic” also known as, “Above Us Lives Evil” which eventually sold to Lions Gate UK and was picked up by a distribution company in the US and Canada. Jason pursued his love for filmmaking, eventually filming his second feature film, a lost footage horror film, “The Changing of Ben Moore”. At only 31 years old, Jason is currently working on his third film “3 Hours Till Dead”. Jason is a writer, producer, director and set decker on his own films and with the help of a great team he continues to pursue his love for film.

Jim Hebb – Instructor for the VFX Academy

Jim Hebb is one of the founders of The Embassy VFX in Vancouver Canada. The Embassy has been responsible for many world class visual effects including stunning work on Iron Man, District 9 (Academy Award nominated), Cowboys and Aliens, Battle L.A., Battleship and numerous other films and high-end commercials. Mr. Hebb began as a digital artist in the early days and is one of the pioneers of modern digital visual effects work. He adds decades of experience and expertise to our academy, helping ensure the VFX academy stays up to date with current industry needs, methods and technologies.

Cameron Bancroft – Instructor for Film Acting

Cameron Bancroft is our newest edition to the team. Born in Winnipeg, B.C., Cameron has been an actor on the scene in both L.A. and Vancouver. He is best known for his work on General Hospital, The Beachcombers but recently can be seen in several episodes of Cedar Cove, Once Upon a Time and staring in many T.V. movies shot locally. Cameron’s passion for teaching is evident in his instruction and we are thrilled to welcome his to the team.

Sheila Christie – Voice Instructor for Film Acting
Sheila Christie is a classically-trained soprano and passionate educator who has led her students to great personal and professional success in music and performance. She is a member of the National Association Teachers of Singing (NATS) with more than 15 years of experience teaching classical voice, opera, musical theatre, and contemporary commercial music. Sheila has trained in vocal pedagogy and Estill Vocal Training and believes that all singers have beautiful and unique voices capable of excellence. In 2018, she was awarded the “Teacher of the Year” from the Coquitlam District Music Festival.

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